Welcome to the Department of Economics

Economics at Northeastern focuses on the application of economics to real-world problems of policy and business.

Our undergraduate program features co-op work experience integrated with classroom studies and undergraduate research opportunities. Our Master’s program provides students with the analytical skills and experience necessary for a wide range of jobs and career advancement. Our PhD degree in applied economics readies students to lead research in government, consulting, and legal support as well as prepares them to teach economics.

Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
301 Lake Hall
Boston, MA 02115-5000
phone: 617.373.2882
fax: 617.373.3640
email: econ@neu.edu


Department of Economics News

Critics to FTC: Don’t accept partial divestitures as remedies in mergers

In this FTC Watch article, Professor John Kwoka is interviewed about the Federal Trade Commission’s recent review of its remedies in merger cases…
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More families are struggling with poverty in Boston’s affluent suburbs

The Dukakis Center’s 2016 Greater Boston Housing Report Card is cited in this Boston Globe February 21, 2017 article…
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Obama will leave office with unemployment at 4.7 percent

The unemployment rate for black workers remains at 7.8 percent. While the jobless rate for those with a college degree is 2.5 percent, it’s almost twice that for workers who only finished high school, said Alicia Sasser Modestino, an economics and public policy professor at Northeastern University. The Boston Globe..
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Doctoral Dissertation – Birzhan Batkeyev

Birzhan Batkeyev will defend his doctoral dissertation, “Three Essays in Applied Economics,” on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in the Economics Conference Room (316 Lake Hall). ..
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Economics Research Seminar

Hong Luo, Harvard Business School
420 Shillman Hall
12:00 noon to 1:15 p.m…
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Economic Research Seminar

Peter Newberry, The Pennsylvania State University
316 Lake Hall
12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m…
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Perspectives on Global Healthcare Interventions

On Saturday, February 25, at MIT, Northeastern University Visiting Lecturer Prisca Castanyer was part of a panel discussion on Health Inequalities in Urban Settings.

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For Better or For Worse

Education and the Prevalence of Domestic Violence in Turkey
Assistant Professor Bilge Erten's paper has been accepted for publication in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

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